Restricted Free Agent Josh Kelly [option to significantly extend current deal]

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Handy stack of players becoming FA's in 2021: Bont, Cripps, Merrett and Kelly. Underscores the quality of the 2013 draft.

A lot will come down to how GWS rebound this year. If they can launch into the top 4 I can see Kelly re-signing another short term deal, but the more likely scenario is they scrape into the 8 and he seeks greater pastures.

Going to be a hell of a lot of interest with a number of Vic clubs opening up a fair bit of cap space over the off-season. Also keen to see if he or Merrett receives the largest offer. Stylistically pretty similar players, of similar quality. (Kelly slightly better, Merrett much more durable)
 

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For some reason I think J Kelly is damaged goods, and I hope Carlton stay away from throwing bundles of cash at him.
Think is body is not as durable as many think tBh
 

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He'll be matched at any price so the RFA will be mute. Expect if north finish last and he nominates them. Pick 1 will be the price for sure. However I think he will probably go for a team contending.
 

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He'll be matched at any price so the RFA will be mute. Expect if north finish last and he nominates them. Pick 1 will be the price for sure. However I think he will probably go for a team contending.

No he wont.

This isn't the Cameron situation.

The deal is $1m P.A for the next 8 years...….. GWS want that noose removed from their neck.

We are also far more likely to have an early pick in the PSD draft compared to Geelong this year with 16 other clubs ahead of them.


I think this is far more similar to the Treloar/Crouch situation than the Cameron one.


GWS probably have about 4-5 of the worst 10 contracts in the AFL on their books at the minute.


Depending how low GWS finish, Band 1 compo might be sufficient if they finish next season worse than this season. Especially in a stronger draft.
 

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No he wont.

This isn't the Cameron situation.

The deal is $1m P.A for the next 8 years...….. GWS want that noose removed from their neck.

We are also far more likely to have an early pick in the PSD draft compared to Geelong this year with 16 other clubs ahead of them.


I think this is far more similar to the Treloar/Crouch situation than the Cameron one.


GWS probably have about 4-5 of the worst 10 contracts in the AFL on their books at the minute.


Depending how low GWS finish, Band 1 compo might be sufficient if they finish next season worse than this season. Especially in a stronger draft.
Garbage, we have the money to pay him.
 

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No he wont.

This isn't the Cameron situation.

The deal is $1m P.A for the next 8 years...….. GWS want that noose removed from their neck.

We are also far more likely to have an early pick in the PSD draft compared to Geelong this year with 16 other clubs ahead of them.


I think this is far more similar to the Treloar/Crouch situation than the Cameron one.


GWS probably have about 4-5 of the worst 10 contracts in the AFL on their books at the minute.


Depending how low GWS finish, Band 1 compo might be sufficient if they finish next season worse than this season. Especially in a stronger draft.
What absolute rot.
 

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No he wont.

This isn't the Cameron situation.

The deal is $1m P.A for the next 8 years...….. GWS want that noose removed from their neck.

We are also far more likely to have an early pick in the PSD draft compared to Geelong this year with 16 other clubs ahead of them.


I think this is far more similar to the Treloar/Crouch situation than the Cameron one.


GWS probably have about 4-5 of the worst 10 contracts in the AFL on their books at the minute.


Depending how low GWS finish, Band 1 compo might be sufficient if they finish next season worse than this season. Especially in a stronger draft.
i very very VERY much doubt Kelly wants to go to North....

He will go to someone on the up or is already contending.
 
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General Giant

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Are we playing this game now?

Because we don't have the contract in front of us we can't talk and speculate on it?

It's been widely reported by multiple journo's:

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Can speculate as much as you and we can want.

Saying it’s definitely a certain figure for a certain length says otherwise.

Journos yeah they are always in the ball. I have no doubt there is a sizeable contract sitting awaiting his signing.
Do I think it’s what you are saying? No.
Probably long term but closer to what he is on now (850k) than a million.
 

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Can speculate as much as you and we can want.

Saying it’s definitely a certain figure for a certain length says otherwise.

Journos yeah they are always in the ball. I have no doubt there is a sizeable contract sitting awaiting his signing.
Do I think it’s what you are saying? No.
Probably long term but closer to what he is on now (850k) than a million.
I don't think the money difference is necessary a huge factor.

It's the length of contract.

Are you disputing the 2029 contract end?
 

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I don't think the money difference is necessary a huge factor.

It's the length of contract.

Are you disputing the 2029 contract end?

I’m saying no one knows for sure.
Lots of talk. Have no doubt it’s long term but I can’t see another 8 years starting from ‘22.
 

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